Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law
Call for Applications for Intellectual Property Research Fellows

Direct link to application: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/37150

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law is looking for two research fellows to join our team. Fellows will have the opportunity to do sophisticated scholarly research on the law and economics of intellectual property as well as to engage with the IP policy community. Fellows should have either a JD or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.

ABOUT CPIP: CPIP is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. CPIP explores how strong property rights in innovation and creativity can foster successful and flourishing individual lives and national economies.

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION: Fellows will work with CPIP to do cutting edge research on current issues in intellectual property law and policy. CPIP works with thought leaders in academia, government, and industry, and the position is ideal for individuals building a career in public policy or academia.

This position is designed for an individual with a strong interest in intellectual property and either a (1) masters or doctorate degree in economics or another relevant discipline, or (2) a juris doctor degree. The position is full-time and is renewable on a yearly basis.

JOB DESCRIPTION: At the direction of CPIP's executive leadership, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Working closely with the executive team to design and execute long-term, substantive studies on major issues in intellectual property law, economics, and policy
- Drafting research papers, policy briefs, essays, and other relevant materials
- Researching legal, policy, and related topics using traditional and online legal and academic research methods
- Assembling, managing, and analyzing data on a wide variety of intellectual property issues
- Monitoring and reporting on legislative, regulatory, and industry events and developments
- Assisting the executive team in drafting regulatory submissions and coordinating with outside counsel on drafting amicus briefing in major IP litigation
- Working with a team to complete multiple concurrent projects
- Assisting with planning and organizing academic roundtables, symposia, and other events
- Managing research assistants

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- A strong interest in intellectual property and either a (1) masters or doctorate degree in economics or another relevant discipline, or (2) a juris doctor degree
- 1-3 years of comparable professional experience
- Demonstrated ability to work in teams to complete projects
- Strong analytical and research skills
- Strong spoken and written communication skills
- For at least one of the positions, desired skills include conducting economic and statistical analysis regarding intellectual property and working with senior scholars to build economic models and to collect and organize data
- Excellent computer skills and willingness to learn new software and research services
- Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability to advance projects in a self-directed way
- Flexibility in responding to new research opportunities as they arise

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong interest in intellectual property and either a (1) masters or doctorate degree in economics or another relevant discipline, or (2) a juris doctor degree.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Required application materials:
- One-page cover letter
- Resume, no longer than two pages
- Three professional references, with at least one academic reference preferred if there is a professor sufficiently familiar with your recent work beyond the classroom
- Writing sample, no longer than five pages (can be an excerpt from a longer work)

To apply, please go to: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/37150




Posted 3/25/16